Montgomery County Council Hearing Today, 4/10; Airplane Noise Update 

April 10, 2018       
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Dear Avenel Residents:

Below please find some important Community information. 
Montgomery County Council Hearing Today
Help Secure Funding for an Airspace Consultant

Montgomery County Council FY19 Budget Hearing

Today, Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00 pm

Third Floor Hearing Room
100 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850

PURPOSE: Your attendance will support the Montgomery County Quiet Skies Coalition's (MCQSC) request to fund an airspace expert to assist the County in resolving the increased air traffic over our homes and communities.

An airspace expert is essential to getting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to make adjustments to flight paths and procedures that are necessary to provide relief to our county. Montgomery County must formulate its proposals based on data and knowledge that only an airspace expert can provide.

The Association encourages all residents who are concerned about airplane noise to show your support for funding an airspace expert by attending the County Council Hearing tonight at 7:00 p.m. Wear something blue and make 8.5 x 11 signs to express your support during the hearing. Janelle Wright, an Avenel resident and MCQSC co-chair, will be testifying to support the budget request. Several other individuals have signed up to testify on how the air traffic issue negatively impacts their lives and our communities.

If you are unable to attend the hearing, please consider contacting the County Council via email to County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. Explain how the increase in flights is impacting you and ask them to support the efforts of the Montgomery County Quiet Skies Coalition.
Filing Noise Complaints?
There's an App for That

As previously announced, there is now a mobile App to file noise complaints. Download the app and share it with your friends and neighbors.

For info on how to get the App: click here.

Or click here for iPhone.

Link to file a complaint online: https://viewpoint.bksv.com/dca3.
New Complaint Portal

In early April, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) released an interactive noise portal where community members can analyze air traffic. MWAA has made some changes in the complaint process (both the app and online):
  • Addresses are now being validated as part of an effort to collect more accurate information about how many people are filing complaints.
  • Soon, MWAA will require people filing complaints to create an account.
  • MWAA has instituted a one-minute wait period between filing successive complaints.
  • Now, MWAA allows community members to select multiple fields for event type (e.g. too loud, too frequent, constant noise, etc.), making it harder to see data trends. Accordingly, it is recommended that community members pick ONE event type and stick with it.

It is more important than ever to get more people complaining to MWAA.  Download the App, or file a complaint at https://viewpoint.bksv.com/dca3.  

- The Avenel Community Association

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